My favorite summer memory is of an annual art trip to Cape May, New Jersey. The same group of people who paint in watercolor met there every year the week after the 4th of July. Our leader was a gifted artist, Marge Chavooshion, who is a member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, New Jersey Watercolor Society, and is published in many magazines for artists.
The City of Cape May has many wonderful architectural and ocean dreamscapes to interpret in one’s sketchbook or watercolor block of paper. The houses are dollhouse like and come in a variety of pastel colors and are complete with gingerbread detail.
The ocean was beautiful, restful, and refreshing after that day of sitting in rather uncomfortable beach chairs, painting in the hot sun. We loved having the beautiful blue skies and sunshine to enjoy as well.
The old Chaffont Hotel hosted our group and put up with our using their toilet paper, water, and towels. They do not have TVs, telephones, or air conditioning. It is nice not having these luxuries or interruptions.
The annual vacations have come to an end as Marge is now in a nursing home in New York City to be near her children.